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morriston orpheus welsh male choir

Reginald Gardiner trains

muir mathieson schubert symphony number 5

o rosa bella

piano concerto number 5 in e minor

saint saens piano concerto number two

mendelssohn piano trio number one

le tombeau de courperin

dance of the hours

helen lawrence verdi

brahms symphony no 4

sargent holst planets suite

weingartner conducts mozart

pictures at an exhibition

La boutique fantasque

furtwangler mozart eine kleiner nachtmusik

piano concerto

smetana ma vlast

piano concerto number 4 in e minor

raf music for sevice occasions

krauss conducts strauss

crystal palace

historic london organs

whistling in the dark

tattoo

english wind band classics

boult's bbc years

2PD13 Sagent enigma

1PD16 Lehar conducts Lehar

van beinum

historic grenadiers

conrad hansen

tchaikovsky

russian classics

english organ music

trinitiy consort


sarah leonard sings lehar

richard lewis lyric tenor

collins conducts british music

basil cameron dvorak symphony number 8

flagstad sings mahler

jeanne demessieux

munch in london

dennis brain

ballet by arrangemnet

sir adrian bout the planets suite

van beinum conducts mahler

collins conducts mozart

sir adrian boult  conducts schubert symphony number nine

campoli plays medelssohn and elgar

collins conducts sibelius symphonies

dvorak stabat mater

beecham conducts bizet

visions of elgar

 crystal palace brass band champions

 henry wood

geroge malcom plays bach and scarlatti

hamilton harty nymphs ans shepherds

 tchaikovsky

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What's New for December

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Three new ringtones

We have added three new ringtones to our collection of retro and wacky ringtones.

78 rpm era recordings at Beulah

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If you are a fan of 78rpm recordings (roughly from 1900 to 1950) then we have a page that lists all our tracks originating from 78s.

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Reviews quoted are from Brian Wilson's monthy Download reviews at Music Web International
Sonata in C major BWV 1037
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Harpsichord Concerto in A BWV 1055
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Concerto in A for flute, violin and harpsichord BWV 1044
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This is second-league Bach, but still well above the standard of most of his contemporaries. These recordings, pioneering in their day in the use of small forces and the application of scholarship by Thurston Dart, a far from stuffy London University academic in his day job, have come up as fresh as paint in these beautifully clean transfers. Though BWV1037 is now known to be spurious and is played here without the final gigue, it’s still worth having Dart’s performance.
Symphony number 9
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1st movement
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2nd movement
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3rd movement
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4th movement
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We no longer need to worry about side-breaks which fall at awkward points, as was the case with the original LP issue: it used to be enough of an achievement to fit the Choral Symphony on one disc. The performance is good throughout: if I’m being hyper-critical, the first movement is a little slow and portentous and the scampering scherzo a shade on the fast side, but Beethoven often is pompous, so these are hardly major faults. The singing in the finale is very good and the Beulah transfer a big improvement on the original LP
josef krips brahms symphony no 4
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1st movement
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2nd movement
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3rd movement
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4th movement
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The Decca recording has been very well refurbished, so that it didn’t spoil my enjoyment. Indeed, it doesn’t sound much more dated than Klemperer’s Columbia recording which remains my benchmark. Krips is a trifle slower than Klemperer in places - the latter hadn’t quite settled into his final slow period in the late 1950s when the Brahms recordings were made. The Krips LP was described in 1950 as a beautifully proportioned and carefully calculated experience, which puts it very well - but then, oddly, looked forward to its reissue on 78s!
brahms violin concerto
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1st movement
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2nd movement
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3rd movement
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Most performances of the opening movement of the Violin Concerto are too slow - often much too slow, so that we effectively have two slow movements. Only Heifetz and Reiner and Szeryng and Reiner (both RCA, the latter no longer available) get it really correct. Wolf and Collins weigh in at 22:48 for that movement, just too slow for anyone raised on Heifetz, but about average for anyone else.

The playing and recording are good enough to make this a central recommendation for most listeners.

Apart from a very muted thump in the slow movement, affecting just a few adjacent grooves, the Beulah transfer is excellent.
chabrier suite pastorale
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Modern recordings of the Suite Pastorale are thin on the ground, so this reissue is welcome. Martinon was a fine interpreter of French music of this vintage, excelled perhaps only by Ernest Ansermet. The Beulah transfer is good for its date, though inevitably a little muffled.
hungraian rhapsody number 4
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The original 10-inch LP almost persuaded one reviewer at the time of first issue that he liked two of his least favourite works, this and another nationalist piece, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave. My taste must be poor, because I like both pieces, especially when the music is so well performed.
clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts johann strauss
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clemens krauss conducts josef strauss
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What the critics say

english wind band music
1PD97 Krauss conducts Strauss
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  1. Don Juan Op.20 (Richard Strauss)
  2. Die Fledermaus Overture (Johann Strasuss II)
  3. Der Zigeunerbaron Overture (Johann Strauss II)
  4. Künstlerleben Waltz Op. 316 (Johann Strauss II)
  5. Frühlingsstimmen Waltz Op. 410 (Johann Strauss II)
  6. Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust Op. 263 (Josef Strauss)
  7. Pizzicato Polka (Johann and Josef Strauss)
  8. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28 (Richard Strauss)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Clemens Krauss
1950- 1 recordings, producer Victor Olof, engineer Cyril Windebank.

"The two Richard Strauss items used to be available on a very short value Decca Ace of Clubs LP - rather poor value even at ACL price, when a rival Philips recording fitted them on a 10-inch LP. Here they take their place topping and tailing equally classic Clemens Krauss performances of music by the Strauss family from Willi Boskowsky’s predecessor at the helm of the VPO on New Year’s Day. I’m not blessed (or cursed) with absolute pitch, but I rather think that the transfer has cured the fact that Till Eulenspiegel was recorded marginally sharp. The performance is as cheeky as you are likely to hear...The Strauss family items on 1PD97 are also included in a series of Beulah Extra downloads together with a number of other equally attractive items. I’m especially pleased to see Josef, in many ways the most talented member of the family, represented here. The recordings are good for their age, though unsurprisingly even Beulah can’t help that they sound a little undernourished by modern standards." Brian Wilson at Music Web International

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